Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

 July 3, 2014

A real darling of a dog at the Cowichan & District SPCA needs help to cover the medical costs for the care he desperately needed when he came into the BC SPCA’s care. Notch, a six-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux/pit bull cross, had horrible injuries when the BC SPCA first helped him, likely from other dogs attacking him, says branch manager Sandi Trent.

“He was ripped apart. Poor guy – he was in really rough shape. His head was three times its usual size,” she says. “He has no teeth so he can’t defend himself. He just hunkered down on somebody’s doorstep, badly injured.”

On top of the numerous lacerations and injuries, Notch also had to have surgery to remove an egg-sized rock from his stomach. Despite his various medical concerns, Trent says he is the most lovable dog around.

“He’s a real sweetheart. He gives the best kisses. We found out that the kids around here know him because he’d show up every Sunday at the local park with his own ball and they’d play with him,” Trent says. “He’s the nicest dog around. To know him is to love him.”

Notch is well on the road to recovery, but his related medical costs are estimated at $2,000. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies mainly on public donations to help the province’s most vulnerable animals.

If you can help Notch and other animals like him in need at the Cowichan & District SPCA, you can donate online at or in person at 7550 Bell McKinnon Rd., Duncan.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

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